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Exploring the dynamics of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) transmission in children

Hogan, Alexandra B; Glass, Kathryn; Moore, Hannah C; Anderssen, Robert S


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the main cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children. Whilst highly seasonal, RSV dynamics can have either one-year (annual) or two-year (biennial) cycles. Furthermore, some countries show a 'delayed biennial' pattern, where the epidemic peak in low incidence years is delayed. We develop a compartmental model for RSV infection, driven by a seasonal forcing function, and conduct parameter space and bifurcation analyses to document parameter ranges...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Theoretical population biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2016.04.003
Access Rights: Open Access


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